Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
1018 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...Strong winds expected this evening through noon Sunday...

.Gusty northeast winds are expected across the Coast Range and
in the coastal river valleys of Curry County and most of Fire
Weather Zones 618 and 619 from Saturday afternoon through noon
Sunday. Relative humidities will lower this afternoon and evening
as winds increase, and relative humidity recoveries will be
moderate to poor Saturday night through Sunday morning as winds
continue.

ORZ619-200500-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0025.170820T0000Z-170820T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0031.170820T0000Z-170820T1900Z/
Western Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest-
1018 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PDT
SUNDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
619...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to noon PDT
Sunday. This upgrades the Fire Weather Watch.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and very
  high fire danger will lead to the potential for significant
  spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area:
  In Southwest OR...The upper slopes, ridges, and major river
  valleys of Fire Weather Zone 619, mainly in Curry County.

* Wind: Northeast 15 to 25 mph with 25 to as high 40 mph.

* Minimum Relative Humidity: 15 to 25 percent, locally lower.

* Maximum Relative Humidity: 30 to 50 percent, locally lower.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create
extreme fire growth potential.

&&

$$

ORZ618-200500-
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0031.170819T2100Z-170820T1900Z/
Southern Oregon Coast-
1018 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PDT
SUNDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
618...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to noon PDT
Sunday.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and very
  high fire danger will lead to the potential for significant
  spread of new and existing fires.

* Affected area:
  In Southwest OR...The upper slopes, ridges, and major river
  valleys in Fire Weather Zone 618.

* Wind: Northeast 15 to 25 mph with 25 to as high 40 mph.

* Minimum Relative Humidity: 15 to 25 percent, locally lower.

* Maximum Relative Humidity: 30 to 50 percent, locally lower.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are
either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create
extreme fire growth potential.

&&

$$

BTL

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